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The rise of ‘gender fluidity’ is a worrying example of our post truth world

We are told that we now live in a post-truth world. Things which we used to call “facts” no longer require evidence or verification; they merely need t...

Reaction to the GMC Training Report: “Government needs to tackle the workload”

Dr Pete Campbell, BMA junior doctors committee chair “Patients and the public may be shocked by these findings, but no junior doctor will be surprised...

“Offering rhetoric instead of funding does nothing to fix ED problems”

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is extremely disappointed by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. We, along with other parties, have repeatedly ...

Reaction to the Autumn Statement: “Treasury misses golden opportunity to ease the strain”

Quentin Cole, Head of PwC Health, said: "It’s clear that the NHS cannot rely on efficiency savings alone to get it out of its current financial predic...

Autumn statement: “Will the NHS face a crisis akin to the prison service’s”?

Whitehall watchers have been trying to separate the signal from the noise since the changes in government that followed the EU referendum in June. The sign...

Junior’s contract: “Don’t allow bitterness and anger to take over your professional life”

The announcement that the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) had decided to abandon the threat of further strike action over the issue of the new contract ...

“We need an A&E transformation fund and much improved funding of social care”

Richard Humphries, Assistant Director of Policy at The King’s Fund We welcome the Health Select Committee’s report which highlights the increasing p...

STP transformations will not work if beds cut and A&E capacity reduced

The STP plans that are emerging via different routes, if true, are potentially catastrophic and will put lives at risk. A number of systems around the coun...

“Increase in health spending is less than half of what is being claimed by May”

The BMA response to news that the Health Select Committee has said the government is incorrect to keep claiming it is allocating an extra £10bn to the NH...

“Long-term plans for improvement on back burner due to short-term funding issues”

The King's Fund report on the five year forward view shows long-term plans for improvement are being put on the back burner because of short-term funding ...

“Reliance on locums is a sign of an overstretched NHS and poor workforce planning”

Reaction to NHS Improvement's new measures to tackle NHS spend on agency staff:  Dr Anthea Mowat, chair of the BMA’s representative body “Greate...